by VEG-HEAD on JANUARY 11, 2009 - 1 Comment in EVENTS
Tim DeChristopher is the new eco-hero. The Utah economics student last Friday became the owner of 22,500 acres of Red Rock Desert – and prevented it falling into the hands of oil and gas interests.
He hopes the $45,000 check he handed in will serve as a deposit on his chunk of Utah desert. Only problem is he has no money, and another $1.8 million is needed to prevent him going to jail. He raised the $45,000 at www.bidder70.org, and anyone can go there to help.
DeChristopher, 27 has had no help or support from the big environmental organisations. They are too interested in a seat at the power table, he says .